PUBLISHED: 14:54 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:15 17 April 2018
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Stevenage’s England U19 starlet Ben Wilmot has added a few more quid to his value after being awarded the EFL’s prestigious League Two Apprentice of the Year.
The 18-year-old who is being monitored by a host of Premier League clubs including Liverpool has been handed the honour this week.
Remarkably, WIlmot earned the honour after making 15 appearances after being handed his debut by former boss Darren Sarll against Milton Keynes in the Checkatrade Trophy back in October.
The talented teen is no slouch off the pitch as his academic performance was taken into account having completed his NVQ Level 3 Diploma and BTEC Level 3 in Sport. Wilmot, valued at £1.5 million by his club beat off competition from Coventry City’s Jordan Ponticelli.
The Sky Blue star could face Wilmot on Friday during Boro’s League Two match against City at the Ricoh Arena if Dino Maamria opts to pick Wilmot – having left him out of the last three games as negotiations continue with Premier League clubs for his signature